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Marine Scotland hosting consultation on electrofishing for razor clams in Scotland

Marine Scotland hosting consultation on electrofishing for razor clams in Scotland

Marine Scotland are holding a consultation  about electrofishing for razor clams in Scotland. This practise is illegal under EU law and the government would seek a derogation to allow the practise. https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/digital-communications/electrofishing-for-razor-clams The Scottish Government paper states Regardless of the method of fishing, it is clear that the level of fishing activity and removal rate […]

September 11, 2016 Featured Article Read More →
Clyde Marine Planning

Clyde Marine Planning

On the 10th of February the constitution of the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP) was formally adopted and the new Partnership was nominated to develop a statutory regional marine plan for the Clyde Marine Region. The Firth of Clyde Forum has now effectively been closed and the work of marine planning will be taken forward […]

February 14, 2016 Featured Article Read More →
Prawn lobby attack on Scotland’s MPAs

Prawn lobby attack on Scotland’s MPAs

Not satisfied with having squeezed Scotland’s Marine Protected Area network to a mere 3.5% of Scottish waters during 5 years of consultations, the Clyde-led prawn lobby is now seeking to have even this modest area annulled via the Rural Affairs and Environment Committee (RACCE) next Wednesday. This is a serious challenge to the democratically elected […]

January 24, 2016 Featured Article Read More →
2016 Time to think again

2016 Time to think again

In 2011, we asked a number of people across a broad range of interests to give their views on any aspect of the state of Scotland’s marine environment in the hope they would provoke some alternative thinking regarding inshore management or just simply show how sea angling has a part to play in delivering a […]

January 19, 2016 Featured Article Read More →
Help needed to “Revive the Clyde”

Help needed to “Revive the Clyde”

Please note that any comments have to be sent in by Monday 18th January. The Scottish Government has received an application for a Regulating Order, which intends to “revive the clyde”. If successful, the order submitted by the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) will restrict prawn trawling in many of the areas thought to be […]

January 15, 2016 Featured Article Read More →
Sea Angling Survey 2016

Sea Angling Survey 2016

Sea angling is of huge economic and social importance of sea angling in the UK, and information is required to help sea angling bodies and government to make better informed decisions on policies for promoting the long term conservation of our valuable fish stocks. In 2016 the UK is conducting surveys to find out more […]

January 7, 2016 Featured Article Read More →
Scotland’s Marine Recreation & Tourism Survey

Scotland’s Marine Recreation & Tourism Survey

Attention Scottish or visiting sea anglers. If you want to see sea angling receive the recognition it deserves as a major contributor to Scotland’s economy please take some time to fill in and share the Scottish marine tourism survey – it is possibly our best chance to record the areas that are important to us […]

September 1, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
Petition to end personal allowance of shark fins

Petition to end personal allowance of shark fins

HELP CLOSE A LOOPHOLE THAT’S DRIVING SHARKS TO EXTINCTION Right now it’s LEGAL for anyone travelling to Europe to bring 20kg of dried shark fins as part of their personal import allowance. It’s enough to make 705 bowls of shark fin soup. For the survival of sharks the law must change. Bite-Back, the UK shark […]

July 28, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
SSACN Outreach Newsletter #1

SSACN Outreach Newsletter #1

The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network’s Outreach Team have released their first Newsletter. Thanks to funding we have been able to recruit a full time Project Officer, Samantha King, to build on the successes of our existing Community Outreach Programme by introducing a series of ‘SSACN Outreach Hubs’. Samantha is currently in the process of […]

April 25, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
Revive the Clyde campaign–update

Revive the Clyde campaign–update

The Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) have recently released an information pack regarding their proposed Shellfish Regulating Order for the Firth Of Clyde (RO). The document outlines one of their proposed scenarios for management of the fishery in the Clyde ….. In the first version of the document it was proposed that there will be […]

March 6, 2015 Featured Article Read More →
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